Park Advisory Commission to Meet September 5
Contact: Katie Lawhon, (717) 334-1124, ext. 3121
Gettysburg National Military Park’s Advisory Commission will meet on September 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the park Museum and Visitor Center, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg. The public is invited to attend. Since the meeting is being held after visiting hours, access will be through the museum’s group tour entrance.
The meeting agenda includes an operational update on park activities including the Museum and Visitor Center, battlefield landscape rehabilitation, plans for the 150thanniversary of the Gettysburg Address, other park projects and a citizens' open forum. The meeting will also include a briefing about a proposal to test using prescribed fire in a limited area of the battlefield to control invasive plants.
The purpose of the Commission is to advise the Secretary of the Interior on coordinating activities within the Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District with local government and the community. Members of the public may submit comments on the agenda to the Commission Chairperson, care of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
For more information contact Gettysburg National Military Park at (717) 334-1124 x 3121.
Did You Know?
In July 1913, over 50,000 Union and Confederate veterans camped at Gettysburg National Military Park to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the battle.